[Mapnik-users] foreign language
jburgess777 at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 25 20:15:15 CEST 2008
On Sat, 2008-10-25 at 23:23 +0530, Waruna De Silva wrote:
> I am Waruna from sri lanka, im very new to mapnik, just three days
> start using it :)
> I was trying to display labels in a map in sinhala font but i didnt
> wat i did do was, i store labels in sinhala in a postgis database then
> tried to render it. wat i get was few square marks.
> Is there any way to display foreign languages in mapnik,
> if anyone could plz giv me a help
First you should make sure the font that you are using has the required
characters. Mapnik supplies an old version of the DejaVu fonts and they
do not good have international coverage.
Mapnik can use other fonts but the instructions on how to change them
depend on what is calling Mapnik. What tools are you using to call
Mapnik, one or the python scripts or something else?
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